Month: May 2017

Kate Walsh ’77 SPH ’79 to join Yale Corporation as alumni fellow

Kate Walsh ’77 SPH ’79, the president and CEO of a not-for-profit medical center in Boston, will join the Yale Corporation as an alumni fellow, University President Peter Salovey announced in a speech to alumni on Saturday. Walsh defeated another business executive, Roger Lee ’94, in this year’s alumni fellow […]

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Swensen again Yale’s highest-paid employee

University Chief Investment Officer David Swensen earned $4.2 million in 2015, marking yet another year in which the man leading the management of Yale’s multibillion-dollar endowment remained the school’s highest paid employee. Swensen’s compensation consisted of a salary and bonus as well as benefits and deferred compensation. Bloomberg first reported […]

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Local 33 encampment removed

Yale dismantled graduate student union Local 33’s encampment on Beinecke Plaza early Thursday morning, just as alumni began to arrive on campus for class reunions. “The shelter, together with picnic tables, an Astroturf patio, couches, bookcases, house plants and electrical lighting, will be stored until the owners reclaim these items,” […]

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Cutoffs for cum laude remain consistent

The GPA cutoffs for latin honors for the class of 2017 remain roughly the same as those of previous years, with the standard top 30% of the graduating class receiving general honors. According to Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Schenker, no more than five percent of seniors graduate summa cum […]

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Local 33 protesters march on Old Campus, end fast

As the class of 2017 gathered for Commencement on Old Campus Monday morning, more than a thousand graduate students and union allies marched through downtown New Haven demanding that Yale open negotiations with graduate student union Local 33. Wearing bright orange graduation caps and shouting into bullhorns, the Local 33 […]

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Yale confers 3,618 degrees for 316th Commencement

Under cloudy skies, graduating seniors, accompanied by families, faculty and administrators, marched into Old Campus Monday morning to take part in Yale’s 316th commencement. The rain mostly held off as University President Peter Salovey conferred 3,618 degrees on the graduates of Yale College and graduate schools. University President Peter Salovey […]

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LIVEBLOG: Commencement 2017

To cap off the events of Commencement weekend, graduating seniors will receive their Yale College diplomas in the residential colleges at 12 p.m. Exercises in the morning include an academic procession and a gathering on Old Campus. Follow along as the News covers Commencement live. Live Blog Commencement 2017   […]

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This Harvard Student Submitted A Rap Album For His Thesis, Received An A-

Harvard student Obasi Shaw channeled the consciousness of Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper into a thesis that is pretty legendary. Shaw, an Engli… Read more: Rap and Hip-Hop Music, Hip Hop, Harvard University, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Black Students, Black Voices News Source: Huff Ivy League